ISTL Day 1: Fantasy is All Killer, No Filler
FTaCt’s Fantasy starts the week off with a 4-0ing of Clan Overdose, iMpulse falls 4-2 to Area 51.
FTaCt 4, Clan Overdose 0
(T)Fantasy 1-0 RegreT (Z)
(T)Fantasy 2-0 Eden (P)
(T)Fantasy 3-0 Towlee (Z)
(T)Fantasy 4-0 StrAtiGY (P)
The players of Future Talent Art Control Team (FTaCt) couldn’t have asked for a better Day 1 of the Indie StarCraft Team League. Instead of having to blow through their roster to defeat Clan Overdose, it only took one player – FtaCtFantasy – to earn the W.
Fantasy, a Terran player, started off with victory over Zerg player RegreTOD on Bel’Shir Beach Winter. After holding two base zergling pressure, Fantasy rolled through RegreT with a bio/hellion/medivac force.
FTaCtFantasy snipes some tech with a drop on EdenOD's main base.
That was just the start as Fantasy went on a tear, defeating Protoss player EdenOD, Zerg TowleeOD and finishing up the night with a defeat Protoss user StrAtiGYOD.
The 4-0 win gives FTaCt three points in the Pool A standings and a strong start to the ISTL. FTaCt’s next opponent will be Area 51 Gaming on Tuesday night.
iMpulse 2, Area 51 4
(T) Beast 1-0 Focus (T)
(T) Beast 1-1 Strength (Z)
(P) Duster 1-2 Strength (Z)
(P) Bails 2-2 Strength (Z)
(P) Bails 2-3 Drunkenboi (T)
(T) Deceive 2-4 Wannabe (T)
In the second match of the evening turned into a close fight between two evenly matched teams. Tournament hosts iMpulse eSports fell 4-2 to Area 51 Gaming after starting the night with an impressive Terran versus Terran victory.
iMpBeast defeated Area 51’s Focus to give iMp a 1-0 lead, but it was the Zerg play of areaStrength that turned the tides for the challengers.
One by one the iMp players fell to Strength’s Zerg and the Area 51’ gamer took down iMpBeast and iMpDuster before losing to Protoss player iMpBails. Bails’ glory was short lived as Terran user areaDrunkenboi outlasted Bails in an intense Protoss versus Terran battle
After the victory, Area 51 had to survive some adversity. Drunkenboi’s Internet connection seemingly went offline and a replacement was named. In the final match of the night, areaWannabe formulated a come-from-behind victory over iMpDeceive in a TvT.
Area 51 earned three points in the Pool A standings and sits in prime position to qualify for the Round of four playoffs. iMpulse will seek to get back on track against Clan Overdose next Tuesday.
The ISTL resumes on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern with Pyronia and Joker casting Relentless Heroes versus Team aiR. On Stream No. 2, Quaffle and Jinx will cast Team Nighmares (NMx) versus Multitude Gaming (MxG).